"LZ Miguel Luzunaris
LZ is one of the new
guys. Read story HERE.
See LZ's personal
page and photos of his newborn son HERE.
SGT Nicolas Wharton
"Grandpa" - Age 28
"I'm from Ohio. This
is my second tour to this replica of hell. I'm married w/3 kids; 2 girls and 1 boy. I'm 28 years old and getting older by
the second. I joined the army in 03 and have been going strong ever since. Thanks for the support." See more photos of Nick HERE. R&R photos are HERE.
SSGT Guillermo Perez
“I was born 14 Dec 82. I have a son named Ethan and a wife, Diana. I've
been in the service for six years and this is my second tour in Iraq.”
“I was born and raised
in Texas. My wife, Stacy and I have three children: Mark A Corona , Gabriel L. Corona, and Sabrine
M. Corona. I served in OIF II (Operation Iraqi Freedom II) and
this one... Thank you for all your support. Is there any way you can send magazines like Stuff, FHM, and Maxim. Thank you.”
"My gratitude first and foremost
to all of you who are supporting the true fighters of this war, the men of the Infantry.
I have the honor of doing my second tour with a bunch of chest pounding, Iron fisted, Steely eyed grunts. Never good
for the bad guys. I'm 31 years old, married to my wife Marie, and my son Logan who is the blood that flows through my veins. I am a professional soldier, 11Bravo, a grunt and proud of it. Thank you again for
your support. Without it would be a time of sorrow."
SGT David Butcher
I was born and raised in
I lived until I joined the Army in 2003. I was first stationed in Hawaii, where I met my wife Noelani. We were married on the beach Christmas Eve, 2003. I served a year deployment
in Afghanistan in 2004 and this is my second deployment.I love music and I'm a blues enthusiast. I have an extensive
guitar collection in which I am still adding to. I am looking forward to returning home, starting a family, and rebuilding
a 1971 Cudda. See more photos of David HERE.
“I was born in Bonham
and raised in Florida. I have a beautiful daughter named Makayla and a lovely wife named Tamika. I have served one year in Iraq before and am serving my
second year here now. During my free time I go to the gym and work out. I am a team leader and a gunner in the M2A3 BFV.
(bradley fighting vehicle)” See more photos of SGT G. HERE.
SFC Michael E. Davenport
Sfc Davenport has been in the army for 16 years. He likes to hunt and fish. He was deployed from Ft. Hood, Texas. He is married and his home town is in, Virginia
Rick A. Ortega
Lt Ortega is from Utah. He is married to Heather and they have three
daughters aged 11, 5, and 1. He joined the army in 1996 as a 19-Delta Cavalry
Scout. He has served at Ft. Knox, Camp
Casey, and South Korea.
Brian and his wife, Mary,
were married in March, 2007. He is a prior service Marine. He is from Maine.
New to 3rd Platoon:
But not pictured here yet.
SPC Luis Tristan
PFC Tyler Vanlannen
PV2 Feleti Peniamina
PFC Andrew Chavez
PVT Daniel Mc Manus
SPC Matthew Taylor, Medic
“I was born in the
Caribbean and moved to New York when I was about 13 years old.
I’m married with three kids. T
his is my second time around in Iraq. I enlisted in the army five years ago and plan on staying four more. I want to thank you all for
your support and I also want to thank you for your own service. Infantry leads the way!” See more photos of SSG
Regis HERE. See HEROES.
PFC Brad "Griff"
Brad was raised in California.
SPC Nick Martinez
“I was born and raised
in Oregon. I love to do grappling. I have placed 2nd in the battalion in heavy weight
and first in the brigade for light heavy weight. I like hanging out with my friends
Rollins, Griffith, MacVittie, Elmo, and Caudle.”
raised in Arizona.”
CPL Daniel Baker
"I was born in Reno Nevada and
raised in northern California. This is my first deployment. I have two years
left in the army and if I don't re-enlist I plan on moving back to CA and going to college to get my masters in business administration. I appreciate all your support.."
SPC Jeff Mauder
“I came from southern
California to join the army for three years and serve my country. I love to do Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu but in the army it’s called combatives. It’s one of the
best decisions I ever made.. Thanks for all your support and God bless.” You can see more photos of Jeff HERE.
“I was born in
Indiana. I joined the Army late; I'm 33 yrs old. They
call me an old man but that’s okay because I do my job well which is killing terrorists. I'm a bradley fighting vehicle
gunner and proud of it. When I get out of the Army, I'm going to Chicago to be a Chicago cop and arrest drug dealers. God has blessed my life.” See more photos of Roy HERE.
“I've been in the army
for 7 years now and I'm planning on making it a career. I have a fiancée, Hillary, and
two beautiful step-children-to-be, Ian and Kiernan. I'm planning on long range surveillance detachment or special forces
or going swat after I retire. See more photos of Jason HERE. R&R photos are HERE.
“I was born and raised
in Southern California. I'm married and love my wife very much. We have a kid on the way, due march 3rd. I love dirt bikes and lowered trucks.
I love my job but I can't wait to get home.” See more photos of Nick HERE. Nick was reassigned to another unit.
Jason was born in Emporia, Kansas. He completed his basic training at
Ft. Benning, GA. See more pictures of Jason HERE.
PV2 Destry Mulloy
Destry is one of the new
guys. He graduated from basic training in January and was deployed in March. Read his story HERE.
Tim “Nike” McClellan
"I’m married and have
two kids, a boy and a girl. I’m waiting to get out of the army and move
back home to Minnesota to work in the taconite mines. I like music and classic movies." See HEROES.
“My wife and I have
been married one year. I have four children (not by accident); three girls and
one boy. I love life and my family very much.
Protecting others is my job and I take it seriously. Remember, life is
precious, don’t waste it.” Eric is from Missouri. See HEROES
"I'm from Lousiana. I've been in the army for four years and plan on
staying another four. I'm not sure what I'm going to do after that. I am married to
my wife, Cara. We have twin baby girls, Mia and Chloe." See more photos of Brian HERE. R&R photos are HERE.
Patrick is a professional
When he gets out of the Army he plans to keep up his fight career. Patrick is from
“I’m getting ready to fight in the UFC (ultimate fighting championship) when
I get home. I’ve been to Iraq once before. I like grappling, mixed martial arts, and
I love punk music.” See more photos of Patrick HERE R&R photos are HERE.
“I was born and
raised in Texas. I joined the Army in May 2003. This will be my second tour. I am
married and we have a four year old boy, and one due on Oct 24. I love to go
four wheeling, go out with friends and spend time with family. I enjoy my job every minute... Thank you for supporting
PFC Levi Rollings
“I’m from Indiana. I used to be a landscaper. My dad used
to be in the army; he was a tanker. I like fishing and motor cross. I used to own horses. I rode my first horse when I was
six years old.”
SGT Antwon Monroe
“I was born 29 March 1977. I have a daughter, Brianna, and a wife, Crystal.
I've been in the army eight years and this is my second tour in Iraq.”
SPC Eric Caudle
from Oregon. I used to drive box trucks and work in warehouses. I enjoy 4-wheelin’ and off road
racing.” See more photos of Eric HERE.
Age 24 - Bradley Operator
Nathan comes from Missouri.
He joined the Army in April, 2005. After graduating from Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Benning, he was assigned to 1st
Cavalary Division at Ft. Hood Texas. He left Ft. Hood for Kuwait on Sept 2, 2006 as part of the advance team.
He helped unload the vehicles from the ship and relocate them to the camp. Nathan is interested in carpentry, playing
the guitar, writing songs, and drawing. See more photos of Nathan HERE. R&R pics are HERE. Nathan is currently back at Ft. Hood for medical reasons.